Empires éloignés. L'Europe et le Japon (XVIe-XIXe siècle)

ISBN-13 : 9782855391182

ISSN : 1269-8067

Width : 18,5 cm

Height : 27,5 cm

Weight : 0,9 kg

Number of pages : 304

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion

Geography : Japan

Language : French, English

Place : Paris

Support : Papier

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The three centuries between the arrival of the first Westerners in Japan in 1543 and the reopening of the country in 1853 point at the same time to the final stop of the first globalization achieved by the Portuguese and Spanish empires and to the encounter between cultures that had lived in a blissful ignorance of each other. The conflict between Christianity and Buddhism, but also shifting national policies and the rapid eviction of Western foreigners (apart from a small community of Dutch people) fostered a new version of connected histories represented in books, in works of art, in popular fictions and in religious controversies. Today it is no longer possible to analyze these three hundred years of dialogue and hostility, of successes and failures when Japan redefined its place in East Asia while relying only the nearsightedness of Japanese studies and on researches about Western empires and their colonial expansion in Asia. By a constant interplay of inverted mirrors, participants on both sides of the divide marking those first cultural encounters started to represent the ‘Other’, thereby making a first step towards self-definition. Contributions reflect this variety of methods but also the diversity of the people who used them. In this volume, Japanese and Western specialists in the field of cultural exchange bring back to life the whole array of these early modern diplomacies based on reality and on imagination, of these cultural mediations that were to leave indelible traces.

Table of contents

Emílio Rui VILAR et Franciscus VERELLEN
Dejanirah COUTO et François LACHAUD
Aristote au Japon : la version japonaise du Compendium de Gómez
Frédéric GIRARD
La langue japonaise au crible de la grammaire latine : l’Ars grammaticae linguae japonicae de Diego Collado (Didacus Colladus)
Jean-Noël ROBERT
Five types of reaction of a neo-Confucian Scholar to Western cosmology: The case of Mukai Genshō (1609-1677)
« L’Occident » et « l’idéal antique » chez les confucianistes de l’époque d’Edo
Matteo Ricci et les excentriques : épisodes curieux de la « connaissance de l’Occident et de l’Orient »
François LACHAUD
Japanese Christians (16th-17th centuries): An original community
Échos du Japon dans l’Espagne du XVIIe siècle
Juan GIL
Turning Japanese? The experiences and writings of a Portuguese Jesuit in 16th century Japan
Le Japon et la Russie au tournant du XIXe siècle : les répercussions d’une rencontre manquée
Un mythe japonais : la Neuvième
Nanban folding screens: Between knowledge and power
Alexandra CURVELO
Nanban lacquer and the trade of luxury goods in the Portuguese Asian Empire
From Nanban shikki to Kōmō shikki: Japanese export lacquer, trade and taste
Cynthia VIALLE
Josiah Conder : le japonisme dans l’architecture
SUZUKI Hiroyuki
À la croisée des regards : l’ambivalence des discours modernes sur l’architecture et les jardins des villas impériales de Kyōto
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Lachaud (François)

François Lachaud is Professor of Japanese studies at the French School of Asian Studies (EFEO) since 2000. His interests include art history, Japanese Buddhism, and diplomatic and cultural exchanges in East Asia during the premodern and modern eras (17th–19th century). He is the author of La Jeune fille et la Mort (IHEJ, 2006), Le Vieil Homme qui vendait du thé (Cerf, 2010), and editor of several edited volumes: Légitimités, légitimations : la construction de l’autorité au Japon (EFEO, 2005); Distant Empires: Europe and Japan (16th–19th Centuries) (EFEO, 2010); Jizō, divinité japonaise (Talmart, 2012); and Empires on the Move: Encounters between China and the West in the Early Modern Era (16th–19th Centuries) (EFEO 2017). He has been involved in the organisation of several exhibitions, including Yôkai : bestiaire du fantastique japonais (Paris, MCJP, 2005), Destination Japon : sur les pas de Guimet et Claudel (Lyon, Muséum, 2005), Kiyochika: Master of the Night (Washington DC, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2014), and Kunihiko Moriguchi : vers un ordre caché (Paris, MCJP, 2016).

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